PROMOTION-chasing Preston face putting a handful of players into self-isolation in the build-up to the re-start.
Alex Neil's squad was hit by the news that an un-named striker had a SECOND positive case of Covid-19 just days after striker Jayden Stockley was sidelined.
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And this incident means that ALL of the team who were training with the first-team regular will also now have to stay away.
The new 'victim' will be on his own for a week.
However the rest of the group who worked with him may also have to self-isolate and be away from their team-mates for a fortnight.
It is a major setback for North End who have been working hard and aiming to play their first game against Luton on June 20.
Neil's squad had only stepped up contact training since last weekend and are working on a tight schedule to be ready in a hurry.
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However this will cause plans for that opening fixture to be disrupted as Preston will have a large amount of the squad unprepared.
The Premier League are proposing that games can only be postponed if TEN players are ruled out and the Championship is likely to follow.
Preston were contacted for comment but are yet to confirm the case or the identity of the player.
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